Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals, localized as My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, is a spin-off manga written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and illustrated by Court Betten and was published in Shonen Jump GIGA before moving to the Shonen Jump+ App.


The manga is about a young man who uses his Quirk to help others. After he and a girl are harassed by a group of thugs and saved thanks to the vigilante Knuckleduster, Koichi is recruited to become a vigilante himself.


The manga has a slightly darker tone compared to the original manga. The manga was also designed as a prequel to the main series.


Japanese Volume Covers

English Volume Covers

Series Impact

  • Vigilantes are introduced.
  • It is revealed that Stain briefly served as a vigilante named Stendhal before becoming the Hero Killer.
  • It features some of the Pro Heroes and their activities before the events of the main series.


The manga has had a positive reception, for being unique and telling its story from another angle within the My Hero Academia universe. At San Diego Comic Con 2017, Viz Media announced they would release the manga in English weekly until they catch up to the monthly release.

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Vigilantes Koichi HaimawariKnuckledusterKazuho HaneyamaStendhal
Heroes Tensei IidaTeam IdatenEnigmaChristopher SkylineShota AizawaToshinori Yagi
Impromptu Villains Soga KugizakiMoyuru TochiRaputo TokageMario KugutsuAkira Iwako
Others Kuin HachisukaMakoto TsukauchiNaomasa TsukauchiShoko Haimawari